Master's Degree in Culture Study in St. Petersburg in Russia

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Culture Study

Master-level studies involve specialized study in a field of research or an area of professional practice. Earning a master’s degree demonstrates a higher level of mastery of the subject. Earning a master’s degree can take anywhere from a year to three or four years. Before you can graduate, you usually must write and defend a thesis, a long paper that is the culmination of your specialized research.

Culture Study refers to any program that focuses on human culture. It is best oriented for those who are interested in the forces that shape the world of humans today, from media to direct issues like gender and sexuality.

Russia (Russian: Россия) is by far the largest country in the world, covering more than one-eighth of the Earth's inhabited land area. The former State Committee for Higher Education in Russia financed 240 universities, academies and institutes, making Russia a solid country to study in.

St. Petersburg city is located along the Neva River. It has a population of over 5 million residents. The city has 716 public schools and 80 vocational schools.

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MA in Russian and Eurasian Studies (IMARES Plus)

European University at St. Petersburg
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Russia St. Petersburg

International Master's degree program in Russian and Eurasian Studies is the oldest of the international MA programs in English language currently offered by the European University at Saint Petersburg since 1998. Like its core subject of study - the post-Soviet space - the Program has changed and developed over the past 18 years and is now available as a two-year Master's degree state accredited program. The IMARES PLUS program not only examines the past, but also interprets the most up to date events unfolding in this fascinating region. By combining analyses of past and present, our students gain a deep understanding of the political, economic, social, and cultural dynamics of the post-Soviet space. [+]

Masters in Culture Study in St. Petersburg in Russia. Introducing IMARES PLUS International Master's degree program in Russian and Eurasian Studies is the oldest of the international MA programs in English language currently offered by the European University at Saint Petersburg since 1998. Like its core subject of study - the post-Soviet space - the Program has changed and developed over the past 18 years and is now available as a two-year Master's degree state accredited program. The IMARES PLUS program not only examines the past, but also interprets the most up to date events unfolding in this fascinating region. By combining analyses of past and present, our students gain a deep understanding of the political, economic, social, and cultural dynamics of the post-Soviet space. Why Study Eurasia? In its various forms (the Russian Empire, the Soviet Union, and the post-Soviet space), Eurasia has been the scene of some of the world’s most spectacular dramas during the last three centuries, including the rise and fall of empires and the successes and stagnations of strikingly different political and economic systems. It has followed a path from one of the world’s largest empires to the birth of nation states. It has been the battleground for Napoleonic Wars, Civil War, and two World Wars. During a turbulent history, the people of Eurasia experienced the contrasting forces of monarchy, socialism and fragile democracy, atheism and religious fundamentalism, and multiculturalism and ethnic conflict. Russia, Central Asia, the South Caucasus and Russia’s western neighbors have been testing the ground for political and economic theories, which left legacies that are still felt today. IMARES PLUS enables students to learn about the vast Eurasian region, the path of its development, the theory and the practice of different political and economic regimes throughout its history, and the ways in which these past experiences continue to influence developments today. Benefits of IMARES PLUS In addition to its core academic content, the program offers extra-curricular benefits: the IMARES workshop series introduces expert guest speakers from academia, politics, business and journalism. The EUSP as a top research university in the Humanities and Social Sciences hosts many different conferences, seminars and lectures. All these events are open to our students and English is often a working language of these events. All IMARES PLUS students will also take mandatory Russian language courses throughout the first three semesters of their studies, tailored to suit their ability, from beginner to advanced. Combined with the experience of living in Russia, the development of Russian language skills gives IMARES PLUS students a far greater understanding of contemporary Russia. Such a level of understanding can only be gained by actually spending two years here in Russia, and experiencing the country for yourself. IMARES PLUS Students Whether you are a historian, political scientist, sociologist, or language specialist, studying at EUSP will give you the opportunity to broaden your knowledge of Russia, to conduct thorough and detailed reserach of your subject and to create a solid background for your career. While our course modules are accessible to students of all backgrounds, the chance to engage in academic discussions with other students from different countries, cultures, and academic fields will offer fresh perspectives on the topic at hand. To find out more, please read the testimonials of our previous students. An Investment in Your Future Our faculty members spare no effort in making sure that all the IMARES PLUS courses are both informative and interesting. The extra-curricular workshops, course of Russian language study, trainings in academic writing, work with academic supervisors and experience of living here in Russia all add to the value of the IMARES PLUS courses for your future career. IMARES PLUS diploma gives you a direct access to all PhD programs in Russia and all around the world. Our alumni continue their career in NGOs, business, academia, politics, journalism and the private sector. Whatever your career aim, the two-year Master's degree program in Russia will significantly enhance your CV and offer you a unique personal experience. Application procedure There are 4 easy steps to apply for two-year IMARES program at EUSP: Complete the Application form Send us all required documents Attend an Interview (via Skype) Receive notification of acceptance/rejection Required documents: Scanned copy of your Passport Scanned copy of your Bachelor's degree diploma (or documentation that proves you will receive your diploma this year) Scanned copy of your Academic Transcript Your Statement of Purpose (about 500 words, including statement of goals, research interests and experiences, including the subject of your bachelor thesis) Two letters of recommendation from academics who are closely acquainted with your academic work Your Curriculum Vitae COURSE FORMAT duration: 12 weeks lectures follow-up discussion sessions language of instruction: English SEMESTER ONE COURSES CORE COURSES Russian Foreign Policy (6 Credits) Russian-American Relations from the Historical Perspective (6 Credits) Foreign Language /English or Russian/ (3 Credits) IT and Online Research Sources (3 Credits) ELECTIVE COURSES You may sign up for only one elective course from each block. Block 1 Violence and Security in Eurasia: Conflicts, Terrorism, Extremism (6 Credits) Central Asia States: Making, Breaking and Remaking (6 Credits) Empire and Nationalism in Russia and the Soviet Union (6 Credits) St. Petersburg in Russian Literature (6 Credits) Block 2 Conflict and Cooperation in Eurasia (3 Credits) Russian Orientalism (3 Credits) SEMESTER TWO COURSES CORE COURSES Regime Change in Post-Soviet Eurasia (6 Credits) Russian Political and Social History (6 Credits) Foreign Language /English or Russian/ (3 Credits) ELECTIVE COURSES You may sign up for only one elective course from each block. Block 3 Between Russia and Iran: Geopolitical History of the Caucasus in the 19th-20th Centuries (6 Credits) The Golden Age of Russian Theatre: History, Experiments, Perspectives (6 Credits) Intellectual History of Russian Modernism (6 Credits) Block 4 Introduction to Political Economy (3 Credits) Introduction to Soviet Civilization (3 Credits) SEMESTER THREE COURSES CORE COURSES Academic Writing (3 Credits) Foreign Language /English or Russian/ (3 Credits) ELECTIVE COURSES You may sign up for only one elective course from the block. Block 5 Violence and Security in Eurasia: Conflicts, Terrorism, Extremism (6 Credits) Central Asia States: Making, Breaking and Remaking (6 Credits) Empire and Nationalism in Russia and the Soviet Union (6 Credits) From Icon to Avant-Garde: A Survey of Russian Art through the Centuries (6 Credits) [-]

International MA in Russian and Eurasian Studies (IMARES)

European University at St. Petersburg
Campus Full time 1 year February 2017 Russia St. Petersburg

IMARES is the oldest of the international MA programs currently offered by the European University at Saint Petersburg, and has been available to students since 1998. Like its core subject of study - the post-Soviet space - IMARES has changed and developed over the past 18 years. The program not only examines the past, but also interprets the most up to date events unfolding in this fascinating region. By combining analyses of past and present, our students gain a deep understanding of the political, economic, social, and cultural dynamics of the post-Soviet space. [+]

Introducing IMARES IMARES is the oldest of the international MA programs currently offered by the European University at Saint Petersburg, and has been available to students since 1998. Like its core subject of study - the post-Soviet space - IMARES has changed and developed over the past 18 years. The program not only examines the past, but also interprets the most up to date events unfolding in this fascinating region. By combining analyses of past and present, our students gain a deep understanding of the political, economic, social, and cultural dynamics of the post-Soviet space. Why Study Eurasia? In its various forms (the Russian Empire, the Soviet Union, and the post-Soviet space), Eurasia has been the scene of some of the world’s most spectacular dramas during the last three centuries, including the rise and fall of empires and the successes and stagnations of strikingly different political and economic systems. It has followed a path from one of the world’s largest empires to the birth of nation states. It has been the battleground for the Napoleonic War, Civil War, and the horrors of two World Wars. During a turbulent history, the people of Eurasia experienced the contrasting forces of autocratic monarchy, socialism and fragile democracy, atheism and religious fundamentalism, and multiculturalism and ethnic conflict. Russia, Central Asia, the South Caucasus and Russia’s western neighbors have been testing the ground for political and economic theories, which left legacies that are still felt today. IMARES enables students to learn about the geopolitical space, the path of its development, the theory and the practice of different political and economic regimes throughout its history, and the ways in which these past experiences continue to influence developments today. The IMARES Program Through a combination of lectures, seminars, and self-study, our students learn, talk, and read about a variety of topics, including revolutions in Saint Petersburg, Islam in Russia, democracy in Kyrgyzstan, reforms in Georgia, nation-building in Ukraine, foreign policy dilemmas in Armenia, economics in Belarus, border control in Tajikistan or security issues in Azerbaijan. Students will also have the opportunity to experience Russia’s history and culture first hand, through a trip to the medieval Russian town of Veliky Novgorod. Extra-Curricular Benefits of IMARES In addition to its core academic content, the IMARES course offers extra-curricular benefits: the IMARES workshop series introduces expert guest speakers, with whom IMARES can discuss specialist topics. Previous speakers include businessmen from the Russian Forbes list, the President of the European Council, the former head of the Belarusian state TV and Radio, a variety of researchers and decision-makers from both Russia and abroad. Furthermore, all IMARES students are offered a course in Russian language, tailored to suit their ability, from beginner to advanced. Combined with the experience of living in Russia, the development of Russian language skills gives IMARES students a far greater understanding of contemporary Russia. Such a level of understanding can only be gained by actually spending time here in Russia, and experiencing the country for yourself. IMARES Students In terms of their backgrounds and prior experience, IMARES students are often as diverse as the topics they study at the EUSP. Whether you are a historian, political scientist, sociologist, or language specialist, studying at EUSP will give you the opportunity to broaden your horizons and gain new perspectives on your course of study. While our course modules are accessible to students of all backgrounds, the chance to engage in academic discussions with other students from different countries, cultures, and academic fields will offer fresh perspectives on the topic at hand. To find out more, please read the testimonials of previous IMARES students. IMARES – An Investment in Your Future The IMARES faculty members spare no effort in making sure that all the IMARES courses are both informative and interesting. The extra-curricular workshops, course of Russian language study, and experience of living here in Russia all add to the value of the IMARES course for your future career. Our alumni have gone on to further courses of academic study (including PhD programmes), and careers in NGOs, business, politics, journalism and the private sector. Whatever your career aim, the experience of a year in Russia studying on the IMARES programme will significantly enhance your CV and offer you a unique personal experience. Application procedure There are 3 easy steps to apply for one-year MA degree program at EUSP: Complete the Application form Send us all required documents Receive notification of acceptance/rejection Required documents: Scanned copy of your Passport. Your international passport validity period must be at least 6 months following the date you are planning to leave Russia on completing the program (e.g. if you intend to stay in Russia until June 30, 2017 your passport expiry date shouldn't be earlier than December 30, 2017) Scanned copy of your Bachelor's degree diploma (or documentation that proves you will receive your diploma this year) Scanned copy of your Academic Transcript Your Statement of Purpose (about 500 words, including statement of goals, research interests and experiences, including the subject of your bachelor thesis) Two letters of recommendation from academics who are closely acquainted with your academic work Your Curriculum Vitae IMARES COURSE FORMAT lectures follow-up discussion sessions the language of instructions is English To complete the MA degree, the student must have a total of 60 Credits – 48 credits from courses and 12 Credits from an MA thesis. The student may choose to distribute these credits over the two semesters. That is, it is possible to take only 18 credits in the first semester and 30 credits in the second. Additionally, a student may audit as many classes as his or her schedule allows. NOTE : Courses which have been selected by fewer than 3 students will not be taught during the given semester. FALL SEMESTER COURSES Russian Foreign Policy (6 Credits) Central Asia States: Making, Breaking and Remaking (6 Credits) Russian-American Relations from the Historical Perspective (6 Credits) Empire and Nationalism in Russia and the Soviet Union (6 Credits) Violence and Security in Eurasia: Conflicts, Terrorism, Extremism (6 Credits) Russian Orientalism (3 Credits) Conflict and Cooperation in Eurasia (3 Credits) St. Petersburg in Russian Literature (6 Credits) From Icon to Avant-Garde: A Survey of Russian Art through the Centuries (6 Credits) IMARES Workshop Series (No Credits) Russian Language (3 Credits) SPRING SEMESTER COURSES Regime Change in Post-Soviet Eurasia (6 Credits) Jewish Life under Bolshevik’s Rule: Politics, Ideologies, Representations, 1920s–1930 (3 Credits) Russian Political and Social History (6 Credits) Introduction to Political Economy (3 Credits) Between Russia and Iran: Geopolitical History of the Caucasus in the 19th-20th Centuries (6 Credits) Introduction to Soviet Civilization (3 Credits) The Golden Age of Russian Theatre: History, Experiments, Perspectives (6 Credits) Intellectual History of Russian Modernism (6 Credits) IMARES Workshop Series (No Credits) Russian Language (3 Credits) [-]